Does your church have a vision to create a new community space to serve the people who live nearby?
Setting up any kind of community centre can be a daunting task, whether it’s inside your church building or in an external setting. There’s so much to think about – what is the purpose and the strategy? Where will the funds come from? How many staff do we need? What about all the policies and procedures required? How will this new centre reflect our Christian faith?
Reach Beyond has been through this process in setting up the Millside Centre, a successful community space serving vulnerable people in inner-city Bradford. As a result, we have learnt lots of useful lessons which we’d love to pass on to you.